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Grant grants Huddersfield victory to become Championship Player of the Week
Championship

Grant grants Huddersfield victory to become Championship Player of the Week

Plus a couple of Derby stars make the cut after impressively defeating Sheffield Wednesday away

 
8:00am on Tuesday 3rd March 2020
By
Martin Macdonald
Karlan Ahearne-Grant
S (C), AM (L) - Huddersfield - 22 yrs
MAN OF THE MATCH
90'
9.6
Feb 29, 2020

Huddersfield beat Charlton 4-0 on Saturday, with Karlan Grant scoring a goal in each half.

For his first, he pounced on some awful defending from the visitors to steal possession inside the box before squeezing a left-footed finish into the left corner just under the goalkeeper.

He had to wait a while for his second as it came in the 90th minute after some terrific work from Juninho Bacuna combined with his darting run in behind allowed him to lash a finish into the corner.

Overall he had 10 touches inside the opposition box which was more than anyone in this round of Championship fixtures, while he also made nine ball recoveries.

Tyler Roberts
S, AM (C) - Leeds Utd - 21 yrs
MAN OF THE MATCH
23'
9.0
Feb 29, 2020

Leeds absolutely battered Hull with 17 shots on goal at the weekend, which led to them comfortably winning 4-0.

Two of these goals were scored by Tyler Roberts despite him not entering the action until the 67th minute. You could tell he was hungry to impress, as for his goal he actually stepped in front of the path of his team-mate to smash a left-footed finish into the bottom right corner.

For his second he peeled away to the back post and hung in the air to divert an excellent header back across goal into the corner.

Chris Martin
ST (C) - Derby County - 31 yrs
76'
8.7
Feb 29, 2020

Chris Martin may not have got on the scoresheet for Derby in the 3-1 defeat of Sheffield Wednesday, but he was the main contributor to the goals as he earned a hat-trick of assists.

For the opening goal, he held off the attentions of his marker before setting up Tom Lawrence for a deflected strike into the right corner. That was one of three aerial duels out of four which he won on the day.

Despite being deployed as the spearhead of the attack, he regularly dropped deep to introduce team-mates into the game, as that is how he set up the second and third after collecting possession, turning, and then passing to Lawrence and then Jason Knight respectively.

Tom Lawrence
AM, W (L) - Derby County - 26 yrs
MAN OF THE MATCH
90'
8.7
Feb 29, 2020

While Martin was the assist maker for Derby, Lawrence was the finisher, as he scored two versus Wednesday.

His first came in relatively fortuitous fashion as he received the ball from Martin before firing a strike at goal which deflected off the defender past the hapless goalkeeper.

He benefited from some good work by the Scotland international again for his second as he burst down the left to get the lay off, which allowed him to curl a lovely finish into the bottom right corner.

His passing was also excellent, as he completed 24/28 balls to team-mates.

Sam Morsy
DM, M (C) - Wigan Athletic - 28 yrs
MAN OF THE MATCH
90'
8.7
Feb 29, 2020

Wigan pulled off the shock result of the weekend as they defeated West Brom 1-0 at the Hawthorns.

Sam Morsy was the best player on the pitch as not only did he put in an authoritative performance in midfield, winning the majority of his duels, 100% of his tackles, and completing 51/63 passes, but he was also the match winner.

With 17 minutes to go he found himself still inside the box after a corner kick and when the ball dropped to him, he emphatically smashed the winning goal into the net, sending the visiting Latics fans into raptures.

HONOURABLE MENTION

Pablo Hernandez (8.2) scored one and assisted another in Leeds' comfortable 4-0 victory versus Hull, and was unlucky not to get more as he unfortunately cracked another superb effort off the crossbar.

ROUND TO FORGET

In Sheffield Wednesday's defeat against Derby, Tom Lees (5) didn't provide much protection for the home side. Before being hooked at half time, he won zero tackles, 1/3 aerial duels, and 1/4 ground duels. One of his errors led directly to a Derby goal, while another, separate error led to another huge chance for the visitors.

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